Freshman spotlight: Parker Hines

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With the start of official practices just under two weeks away, UWBadgers.com will introduce to you the newest members of the Wisconsin wrestling team by giving you a look at who they are off the mat. Today, it's Ellsworth, Wis., native Parker Hines' turn under the spotlight.

Previous spotlights:
Kegan Gennrich
Lenny Bloom

Parker Hines comes to Madison from Ellsworth, Wis., where he wrestled four seasons at Ellsworth High School. Hines was a Division 2 state champion and put up a near perfect 38-1 record in his senior season for the Panthers. Hines was a two-time state finalist, and a three-time state qualifier in high school, and helped Ellsworth capture the team state championship in his junior season. He also played football as an offensive lineman and was named the Middle Border Conference Most Valuable Player as well as all-state honorable mention at his position.

Favorites:

Athlete: Jordan Burroughs

Movie:
Never back down

TV Show: That 70s Show

Sports team:
Green Bay Packers

Food: Fruit

Place on campus:
Lakeshore

Vacation spot:
Florida

Place to wrestle other than the UW Field House:
Ellsworth wrestling room


Questions:


Why did you choose Wisconsin?: It's the best campus in Wisconsin and it has strong traditions and history

First started wrestling:
Kindergarten

Most memorable match:
Junior year of high school at regionals, I escaped and took my opponent down to win in seven seconds.

My favorite thing about Wisconsin wrestling is: The tradition

Before each match I...: Break a sweat

In off-season training, I worked on:
Riding technique

Dream as a collegiate wrestler: Become an All-American

My role models are:
Chad Stelt and Hayden Hauschault

What talent would you like to have?:
To be able to play the piano, the guitar, and sing

Secret talent I have: Great dancer

Dream job/career: Actuary

Dream date:
Jullian Hough

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40:
Skydive

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be: The Midwest

If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: Rush River

The most unusual thing the average person would not know about me is:
I'm single

I can't live without: My iPod

Greatest invention of the last 100 years: iPod

What is your greatest achievement?: State champ

Which fictional or historical figure would you like to meet?:
Winston Churchill

Most famous person I've met: Jack Radabaugh

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: Mind reader

If I had a million dollars, I would...:
Not have student loans

Person I'd love to trade places with for a day and why: Bill Gates, so I could buy some cars, houses, toys, etc.

Favorite quote: "One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it's worth watching."



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